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January 5, 2017
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Tesla begins making battery cells at massive Nevada factory

Massive Gigafactory coming online in phases, targeting full operation in 2018.


Auto industry's relationship with Trump takes dramatic turn

Ford cancels plans to build $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing in US factory instead.


Canadian Natural Resources fined $10K following accident that killed two

April 2007 tank farm collapse at the Horizon oil sands project injured five others.


Canada Boy Vinyl appears to be closing Calgary record pressing plant

The plant, which opened in 2015, was equipped with machines that could press 70,000 records per week.


Moosehead kills plan for Saint John small batch brewery

Brewer says the facility could not be completed within the planned budget.
 
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Auto sales record as boomers treat themselves to 'nice vehicles'

More than 1.9 million vehicles such as SUVs, pickup trucks and high-end models sold in 2015.la. » Read More

Manufacturers end 2016 on a high note: PMI

Led by stronger new order growth, improving demand conditions » Read More

Barriers must remain on dumped US drywall imports: CITT

US-made product has injured the Canadian industry; floor price with permanent variable duties established. » Read More

Ford's plan to cancel plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

The automaker would have created 3,600 jobs at the new facility in San Luis Potosi, opting instead to invest in US operations. » Read More

Stormy days ahead for Canada with new US trade representative

Former diplomat suggests there is little desire by the new US administration to reach any quick deal on softwood lumber. » Read More
 
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